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Everything posted by kleggo

  1. I recently saw the video of the ripcord initiated, spring loaded pilot chute deployment while wingsuiting. It was informative. The pilot and viddy owner is aware of this thread. Perhaps he'll post a link. Be well. Craig
  2. Pretty scenery Suspect flying BIG Planet AAD save # X (times 2)
  3. Thank you for your advice / censorship. Please read my post carefully. I am not advocating spring loaded pilot chute use for wingsuiting, but I know someone that does and he is likely more experienced than you. It works for him, likely not for the vast majority of jumpers.
  4. IMO it depends on your preferred style of jumping. Headdown / CReW / Attitude other than belly, consider pull out since relative wind from multiple axes might cause a pullout to sneak out too early. And CReW don't need no stinking throwout. belly / wingsuit, consider throw out or rip cord. Yes, at least one person I know is a ripcord advocate for wingsuiting. very few people still use ripcord for anything other than reserve deployment, mainly because of packing challenges IMO. welcome back
  5. what body type is best? naked of course.
  6. Thanks for the Terry Parsons mention. wrap? sure! Craig Team Wrapture, circa 1983-84-85ish
  7. harder to pack, so no. Many CReW folk don't use deployment bags, so no point
  8. Zing! I drove cross country in 82, Ohio to So Cal. Stopped in Coolidge, tired, hungry, dirty. Zing fed me, gave me beer, let me use the shower. Good man. Craig
  9. Norway a few years ago. I miss him.
  10. Not picking on you, but what are the recommendations for an unconscious jumper of any weight? I've been conscious and aware for all my reserve rides (many........., training CReW jumpers has it's hazards), but always size my reserves close to 1:1 in the event I'm just a sack of meat and am not flying it.
  11. LOL If you want to be seen as an authority on a subject, you may want to consider not utilizing hyperbole or declarative statements which are contradictory. Or not. BSBD. Craig
  12. Sandy, thanks for the informative post.
  13. Interesting outlook. I've been doing fixed object skydiving since 1981. Every BASE specific canopy I've bought since about 1987 has had a tailpocket (for stowless line control) that also incorporates the capability to add a single rubber band controlled stow for what is known as indirect line control. I think that qualifies as a line stow for base jumping. Craig
  14. Interesting. I used to do the same thing when exiting last on big way CReW formations. A "normal" opening would have you flying back towards the base immediately. Plus it was FUN!
  15. Know the name, but don't think I ever met him. Anyone that did / does CReW rocks! Craig
  16. Bummmmmmmmed. Just found out that Mark was a dead guy. So many good times with him at small Ohio DZ's in the early 80's. Here's Mark at his finest Circa 1983. Canton Airsports, Canton Ohio I made them move off my jumpsuit before it got messy Mark Vickers Circa 1983.pdf
  17. Not going to read the posts, but I think; The "rig" is a wonderhog II, circa 1980, I had a very similar one. It worked, love the plastic / nylon? reserve handle........... The "main" is likely a paraflight cloud XL based on the vents in the underside. Zero value to me, probably not much value to most.
  18. Interesting reading thru this old thread. The posts from 2006 were much more interesting than the recent additions IMO. I wonder how many of those from 2006 are active / current / alive? Craig
  19. You are prescient, fast forward to the "dumbass" who bounced at Perris in 2019 when he jumped a base rig from balloon with the wrong slider configuration. Though he didn't screw up skydiving, he screwed up jumping out of balloon's with base gear from that specific balloon vendor.
  20. Had so much fun going to multiple ghoulidge boogies. DC4 - landing out and having to cross 2X drainage channels co-ed showers fun jumps good friends thanks for the memories
  21. I'd also like to know. I tried to buy a gift subscription = no dice. I emailed the people on the "masthead" = no dice phone number?
  22. True, I haven't been reading as carefully as I used to, but I don't remember seeing anything printed recently / for some time. Did they stop this practice? Craig
  23. I've been jumping since 1981. I've NEVER tried to talk someone into jumping. Seems like a bad plan